LA Lakers, Clint Capela To Have Free-Agent Meeting

Report: Chris Paul agrees to 4-year, $160 million deal with Houston Rockets

A big part of that was ensuring that they locked down the services of their floor general, Chris Paul, for the foreseeable future.

The star point guard is poised to sign a four-year, $160 million max contract to stay with the Rockets, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported at the stroke of midnight ET on Saturday, as the National Basketball Association free agent period began.

Capela, who is a restricted free agent, continued his ascent last season after breaking out in 2016-17.

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Paul posted this on twitter shortly after the 11:01 pm central opening of free agency.

In another piece of business, the Rockets were also lucky to land high-flyer Gerald Green on a veteran minimum's salary of $2.4 million.

The 24-year-old Switzerland native had an NBA-best field-goal percentage of 65.2 percent while averaging 13.9 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game. The threat of an offer sheet from another team means time is really of the essence for GM Daryl Morey.

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Paul of course injured his hamstring in the final minute of game five of the western conference finals against the eventual champion Golden State Warriors.

The Rockets acquired Paul a year ago in an opt-in-and-trade deal with the LA Clippers.

If they can bring back Capela, Houston will be in position to make another run at a championship next season.

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